Best Grip Strengtheners

The Best Grip Strengtheners for Improved Climbing Performance

Climbing is one of the most challenging full-body workouts you'll ever experience, but let's be honest: your arms are going to do most of...
how to rappel or perform rappelling

How to Rappel – Here’s a Useful Beginner’s Guide to Rappelling

How to rappel? Here's a step-by-step introduction. Learning how to rappel should be very high on your priority list if you're thinking about practicing this...
Cave Rappelling

What Is Cave Rappelling and How to Do It as a...

Cave rappelling is one of the most engaging and inspiring activities, but it also comes with a degree of risk. I remember my first...
belay devices

How Are Belay Devices Made & Why Do they Have Two...

Let's talk a bit about belay devices! If you're just starting out on your rappelling journey, or you're just researching this activity in the hopes...
what does rappelling feel like

What Does Rappelling Feel Like? Here’s What to Expect

Rappelling represents a very important part of my life, and at times, I tend to forget that I was quite intimidated by this practice...
rappelling vs abseiling

What is the Difference Between Rappelling and Abseiling?

Anyone who's just starting out rappelling, or just learning about this engaging and thrilling activity, will find it a bit confusing at first. Aside...
ape index

What Is the Ape Index and How Do You Measure It?

Today I wanted to focus on a specific example of climbing slang: the Ape Index. Not only is this term incredibly popular but understanding...
rappel from a tree

How to Rappel From a Tree and Other Natural Anchors

Here's everything you need to know about rappelling from a tree. Using a tree as an anchor: now that's a risky proposition. Can it work,...
break in climbing shoes

How to Break in Climbing Shoes (Every Known Method)

It takes a bit of practice and patience to break in climbing shoes, but that doesn't mean that the experience needs to be painful...
rappelling gear weigh

Climbing and Rappelling Gear Weight – I Did the Math

Stay tuned for a complete guide on climbing and rappelling gear weight. How much does rappelling gear weigh? You probably never asked yourself this question,...

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